Contest Time!


THOUGHT OF THE DAY: After eating, do amphibians need to wait an hour before getting OUT of the water?

Contest time! Contest time! Contest time!

I had to write different endings for the piece I posted yesterday, and I’m going to post all of them. Then feel free to vote, and whichever ending wins will … get a prize? Ha, I’m not sure. Here’s the second ending:

 

A cascade of shells and machine gun fire ricocheted around my feet. Wind pounded in my ears. All I could smell was fear. All I could taste was dust. It seemed like the unstable four walls that held my life together were about to collapse. How did I end up here? That’s when my sole sanctuary came into view, the only thing I could trust, my lone refuge- the embassy.

As my feet pounded against the sand, my destination moments away, dread filled my mind. They had already started to evacuate the embassy, no doubt, but there was little hope for those that weren’t on the fleet of helicopters that was kept there for emergencies. There was no way another helicopter or plane could get through to this place once that too-small squadron had left. And by the looks of it, there was only one helicopter left inside the embassy.

No. No, no, no, no, no! I thought. This can’t be happening.

The final helicopter started to leave.

Finding strength, I sprinted to the gates. I had to get onto that helicopter. There was no way I was getting left behind.

Flailing my arms, I tried to attract attention. There wasn’t any possibility of me getting on board unless it slowed down.

No matter what I did, that helicopter wouldn’t see me. I knew it now; it just wasn’t possible. I had to move on, and I thought fast. Just ahead, there was a pile of boulders that had no purpose except for beauty. I dove behind them, trying to get my head on straight. Thankfully, someone was looking out for me, and a dead revolutionary had had the same idea as me.

His gun was fully loaded, and I was going to give that last helicopter as much time as I could.

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So? What do you think? It’s not time to vote yet, because we still have one more ending left that will be posted tomorrow. Leave a comment, and don’t forget to subscribe to Keep The Lemons!

Sincerely, Lemons

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Freedom, by the way on March 1, 2011 at 7:57 am

    So are I like this one better than yesterday’s ending. But neither one have reached their final conclusion, have they?

    Reply

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